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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU - W. IL MBB
« on: November 26, 2022, 02:09:41 PM »
No ESPN coverage but looks like free streaming through WI's site https://goleathernecks.com/watch/?Live=1692&type=Live

YSU is a 5.5 point favorite.  WI is 2-3.  They've lost 3 straight; lost to DePaul by 12, only put up 37 points in a 33-point loss to Central FL then lost to Texas Rio Grande Valley by 1.

Hoping for a better performance by YSU after the dud against Navy.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Men's Basketball Home Opener against UTM
« on: November 09, 2022, 12:24:12 PM »
YSU is an 8 to 9 point favorite.

UTM was 8-22 last year ending the season losing their last 7 and are coming off a 22-point loss to Pitt on Monday night. 

They have 3 seniors and a graduate student, Parker Stewart, who started his career at Pitt then went to UTM followed up by Indiana and now back at UTM.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Preseason men's college basketball rankings
« on: August 12, 2022, 09:44:09 AM »
The Hoops Resource has YSU ranked 128, tops in the Horizon, and 21st in Mid Major

https://thehoopsresource.com/ncaa-college-basketball-rankings-all-363-teams-in-2022-23/

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Wofford up next for YSU MBB
« on: March 17, 2022, 09:19:39 AM »
According to Dana Balash's tweet this morning, YSU will play at Wofford.  Their second round game was scheduled for Friday night at 7 PM.  Not sure if that gets changed or not.  Pretty tough deal for YSU as Spartansburg is in SC and they received a bye.  There's 2 other first round games that aren't even being played until Saturday.  Still not sure how this bracket is going to work out as there would be 11 teams in the 2nd round.  Thought it would have made more sense for Merrimack and Wofford to play beings both received a first round bye. 

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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU - NKU MBB
« on: February 26, 2022, 07:53:40 PM »
Hard to believe YSU can shoot 56% from the field with 6 made 3's and a better % from the field than NKU but trail by 8 at halftime.  Give up 9 3's, have 9 turnovers, and can't believe Shemar missed 3 of 4 from the FT line.  YSU had some opportunities to expand the lead in the first half but didn't do it.  Only 3 points for Cohill after Wright State shut him down on Thursday.  YSU needs to slow down NKU and take care of the ball better if they are going to have a chance in the 2nd half. 

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Horizon League MBB
« on: February 20, 2022, 08:34:58 PM »
So Cleveland State wins the regular season championship for the 2nd straight year, that much we know.  It's crazy that 2-7 is up for grabs coming down to the last week.  I really don't think CSU is that much better than teams 2-7, but they know how to close out games with their senior leadership.  Case in point are the 2 YSU games that YSU had a chance to win it at the end, they beat RMU by 1, Detroit by 2, Wright St by 4.

Oakland really blew an opportunity this weekend at home blowing double digit leads to both Wright St & NKU.  On the other hand, Detroit put themselves back into contention with 2 big home wins against NKU & Wright St.  Those wins were critical for YSU allowing them to control their own destiny at a shot at a top 4 seed playing both NKU & Wright St. this weekend. 

It's hard to believe that PFW has worked their way into the 2 seed.  They've really come on strong since beating YSU the first time at home, as I really didn't think they were that great of a team (1-3 at the time in the conference).  They are 13-3 (1 non-conference win in there) starting with that win.  They have 2 tough games this weekend on the road at Oakland & Detroit.  YSU would need them to lose both, have Oakland lose to CSU and then YSU would have to win both to have a shot at the 2 seed. 

Hopefully YSU can at least split this week.  You'd hate to see them go 0-2, lose their momentum, and possibly drop to a 7 seed.  If they can't get a 1st round bye, would much rather them play IUPUI or Green Bay at home.  Robert Morris makes me nervous. 

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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU - IUPUI MBB
« on: February 03, 2022, 05:22:39 PM »
YSU is a 12.5-13.5 point favorite tonight. YSU has won 15 of the 17 games all-time against IUPUI. IUPUI is 2-17 with their only 2 wins coming against non D1 schools. They are last in the net rankings of all D1 schools. This is 1 of the 5 games that YSU should have no trouble winning then you have Oakland, Detroit, Wright State & NKU & need to find a way to win a couple of those to have a shot at that 4th seed

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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU - Milwaukee MBB
« on: January 29, 2022, 01:41:40 PM »
Shemar isn't dressed so I'm a$$uming did get a suspension; however, Luke Chicone is dressed and warming up.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU - GB MBB
« on: January 27, 2022, 10:49:09 PM »
YSU gets their first ever season sweep of Green Bay.  They had split the last 6 years!

Was pretty much a must win for YSU if they have any hopes at the 4th seed and stay in the middle of the league standings.  Robert Morris blew out Milwaukee by 24 tonight and didn't even appear to be that close.  Really shocking there.  That was big for YSU, now they need to care of business Saturday against Milwaukee and get back to .500.

Thought it was kind of an odd game.  YSU came flying out of the gates and was up 22-8 after the first 10 mins and should have been more, but only scored 4 points in the next 10 mins and was up just 5 at halftime.  Just seemed similar to the CSU and NKU games where they should have had big leads at the half and in all 3 cases went to the locker room with no momentum seeing their lead shrunk considerably.

YSU came out strong in the 2nd half and I thought would put it away but they didn't letting GB hang around and getting it down to 5 until an 8-0 run late iced it.

Great defensive effort to hold GB to 50 and gave up just 58 in the first contest.  YSU's offense was really good in spurts then couldn't do anything in other spurts.  Thought it was odd too that GB really didn't make any attempt to shoot 3's late or foul.  They only shot 10 for the game and made just 2.  YSU made 6 but shot just 26% from 3. 

Thought Cohill was key in the 2nd scoring all of his 18 points despite missing both his FT attempts.  Will Dunn had another nice game with 11 points and 8 rebounds getting the start.  Shemar played a nice game but lost his cool at the end.  After getting elbowed hard and knocked to the ground, he went after the GB player and appeared to punch him in the face.  Shemar was ejected, just hopefully there aren't more ramifications with Chicone still out.

After only playing 3 mins on Sunday, Myles Hunter didn't even get in the game.  He's obviously struggled all year but has went from starting to not even playing.  Jamir Thomas also didn't get in the game as it appears both Dunn and Owens have leapfrogged him in the depth chart.   

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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU - PFW MBB
« on: January 23, 2022, 09:14:33 PM »
Just finished watching the replay of the game.  YSU came out flat with no energy and was down 14 early.  They fought back and had the ball down 4 right before half and had a killer turnover that resulted in a 3 by PFW and was down 7 at the half.  YSU came out sharp in the 2nd half and quickly tied it.  But they just could never get over the hump.  And just like the game at YSU, the final losing by 11 was deceiving. 

Will Dunn was tremendous off the bench scoring 20 points and not missing from the field.  Olison had a hell of a game with 17 making 5 of 6 from 3.  But the same old story, turnovers were brutal with 27 of them and they turned that in 29 points vs 15 for YSU.  They were also 11-14 from the FT line compared to YSU at just 3-7.  That was the story of the game despite YSU shooting 57% from the field and 57% from 3, and even outrebounding them.

Cohill added 12, but had 5 turnovers.  Everyone else was non-existent.  Myles Hunter only played 3 mins.

Moral of the story of the story is this team plays hard, competes and is in every game, but lacks the leadership to win games in the league.  CSU & PFW are 2 of the oldest teams in the country. 

YSU has fallen to 8th in the league and only a 1/2 game up on 10th.  Next 4 against GB & Milwaukee at home then IUPUI and UIC on the road so YSU better find ways to win at least 3 of these.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU - PFW MBB
« on: January 07, 2022, 09:35:24 PM »
YSU loses 71-61 but it was close throughout until a bunch of FT late.

Coach said post game on the radio it was a piss poor performance and he's pissed off, and certainly should be.

Really disappointing loss.  YSU didn't have any energy, not sure if they looked past PFW to Cleveland St. on Sunday or what.  PFW scored 20 points off YSU's 14 turnovers.  YSU just 6-12 from the line and missed a bunch of key ones when it was close.

I really thought once YSU got over the hump in the 2nd half and took the lead they were going to be ok.  I thought the game changed when YSU was down 1 and threw it away and PFW had a breakaway dunk.  That gave them the momentum back.  No idea why their player wasn't given a technical as he taunting YSU when coach called the timeout.  Coach was hot. 

Didn't think it was a very good officiated game, but that was besides the point. 

Nice game for Chicone with 13, but I can't understand why him and Ogoro continually cannot shoot free throws. Chicone is now 9-18 and Ogoro is 5-13 this year.

Everything is a struggle for YSU on offense ever since the WVU game. 

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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU - Oakland MBB
« on: January 01, 2022, 04:10:31 PM »
Brutal first half, giving up 50.  Was tied at 16 at nearly the halfway in the first half and gave up 22 straight.  YSU was out-hustled, lost their composure, and couldn't get shots to fall during that stretch.  It felt similar to the start of the second half against WVU.  Settled down at the end of the first half but would have liked to see them get it down to 12 or so.  Akuchie has been tremendous with 15 of the 34, but no one else has stepped up.  Big difference is they've knocked down 7 3's to YSU's 2.  YSU has really been struggling of late shooting 3's.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU - WVU MBB
« on: December 22, 2021, 01:24:38 PM »
Tonight at 6 PM on ESPN+

WVU is a 15.5 point favorite. 

WVU is 10-1 with their only loss to Marquette.  They beat Oakland 60-53 earlier in the season.

WVU is only averaging 69.4 per game, but giving up just 60.5.  They've only given up 70 or more twice this year; once in their loss to Marquette and 77 in a win against Eastern Kentucky.

YSU is 7-0 this year when scoring 70 or more. 

Coach Calhoun said they want to foul them and get them to the line because they aren't a good FT shooting team.  They are averaging just 60.6% and their opponents aren't much better at 61.9%.  YSU meanwhile is at 75.4%.

Also noticed WVU is only shooting 30.4% from 3, which is worse than YSU at 33.5%.

You have to think if YSU can shoot the ball well tonight they'll have a chance.  Need good possessions, minimize turnovers, knock down some 3's and keep them from easy baskets- get them to the line like Coach said.  I think YSU needs a big game from Akuchie and need Cohill and/or Olison to put some points up. 

I always feel like in these games the key is to not get down big early and hang tough to the first media timeout.  Then it always seems like the last few mins of the first half and the first few mins of the second half can determine a game.  If YSU can survive those 3 pieces I think they'll be in the game with under 8 mins to go and that's all you can ask.




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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU Central MI MBB
« on: December 08, 2021, 10:32:58 PM »
YSU wins 84-77 and finally beats a MAC school.  Wasn't a typical win for YSU as they had to shoot very well to win as they struggled on the defensive end allowing CMU to shoot 55% and make 10 3-PT; however YSU was a tick at 56% and made a season high 11 3PT.  Typically these are the games YSU lose. 

I didn't like how either half started for YSU as they pretty much got outscored by 5 in both halfs early on.     Olison & Cohill were tremendous both scoring over 20.  Can't figure out why Myles Hunter can't get going.  Thomas and Agoro played well off the bench.  Not a good game for Shemar as he turned the ball over 4 times in just 15 mins of action.

YSU opened as a 10-pt favorite and it climbed to 12-12.5.  That seemed pretty high to me.  I realize CMU entered at 1-7 but 5 of their losses were to Gonzaga, Kentucky, Xavier, DePaul & Missouri! 

Up next is Canisius on Saturday.  Canisius is just 2-8 and have lost 4 straight including tonight by 13 to NKU.  They lost to CSU by 10 earlier this year, but only lost to Miami by 10 and St. Bonaventure by 9. 

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Horizon League MBB opens tonight
« on: December 02, 2021, 11:15:17 AM »
With all 12 Horizon League schools playing each other twice this season, conference play begins early this year with a pair of games before concluding non-conference play.  YSU heads to Wisconsin to play Milwaukee tonight and Green Bay Saturday.  Milwaukee is 1-5 losing 5 straight and has been without Pat Baldwin, Jr.  Haven't heard if he's playing tonight or not but it sounded like it was a possibility.  GB meanwhile is 1-5 winning their last time out against D3 UW-Superior.  Heading into conference play, only Oakland and CSU have winning records; 6 of the 12 schools only have 1 win and Detroit & RMU have yet to win. 

Milwaukee opened as a 7-point favorite but the line has dropped to between 5-6.  Will be interesting to see how YSU plays, and the game plan without Covington.  YSU was hit with an illness early last week and didn't practice most of the week.  Sounds like some guys that were probably going to redshirt may now play with Covington out for the year, I believe Grayson Kelley as well and Vargo in the portal. 

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